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unaccounted-for

[uhn-uh-koun-tid-fawr] /ˌʌn əˈkaʊn tɪdˌfɔr/
adjective
1.
not accounted for; not understood; unexplained:
an explosion resulting from some unaccounted-for mechanical failure.
Origin
1790-1800
1790-1800; formed on the verb phrase account for; see un-1, -ed2
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